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Posts tagged ‘idiocy’

Journalists and marketers love to emphasize generational tags for their own nefarious (or just plain lazy) purposes, but blanket descriptors such as “boomers” or “millennials” tend to be a whole lot of hogwash. At best, these designations are useful in the way terms like “new wave” or “electronica” are useful — a handy little bit […]

The close triumvirate of Leech, Maura, and me remained tight up until the final week of the Spring 1992 semester. There were plenty of signs that things were leading up to a regrettable outcome, but most were only clear in hindsight. As Maura and I grew closer, Leech’s role transitioned from useful buffer to third […]

Marshmallows in the morning

February 13th, 2018

We live in an age where, for better or worse, decades worth of popcult flotsam can be revisited with a quick internet search. That weird PSA you remember from grade school? The public television edu-program you watched while home sick from school? Some power pop song that was a regional hit for all of five […]

A Many-Splendored Thing: Day 11

February 11th, 2018

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A Many-Splendored Thing: Day 7

February 7th, 2018

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A Many-Splendored Thing: Day 5

February 5th, 2018

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The road tree not taken

February 2nd, 2018

The Great Videogame Crash of 1983 was a industry-wide catastrophe that toppled titans, shuttered studios, and caused pennies-on-the-dollar inventory dumping on a colossal scale. The collapse seemed to confirm suspicious that videogames were just a passing fad and effectively flatlined the home console market for years. When Nintendo attempted to resuscitate the American market with […]

A Many-Splendored Thing: Day 2

February 2nd, 2018

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My early 1992 schedule of romancing Maura and slacking off with my punk rock pal Leech didn’t leave me much time for participating in role playing games, but I did manage to keep my toes in the hobby on a more conceptual level. As successful and popular as my Warhammer Fantasy Role Play campaign had […]

Everything looks like a nail

January 23rd, 2018

You know how these things go. You hit a pretty good patch and, after reviewing your finances with your significant other, agree that there’s some room for long-deferred indulgence. Some of the purchases are no brainers — a decent pair of boots, a new laptop, various household items that had been on the “when we […]

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